This is a straight narrative of WWII. There is minimal search behind the scenes. I have seen better TV productions.
Robert style is very dry. But would not mind it if he was given something with more research behind it.
I just did not think the book was very enlightening. I did sitting through one hour plus but it just never engaged me.
Christian Rodska's reading of this powerful book adds vigor to the telling. I plan to listen to it again and again.
Although countless books have been written about world war 2 this is still a worthwhile addition. The author is insightful and balanced in considering the roles of the many variables that affected the outcome of the war.
Interested in mostly history, biographies, autobiographies, classics, and Great Courses...with some Sci Fi thrown in for fun!
Roberts and Rodska combine to bring to life many larger than life characters in an incredibly good re-telling of story of World War II. Roberts has done fantastic research and has a plethora of first hand accounts that really add weight to the times and events of this great and tragic event.
Didn't read print version.
It was all very memorable since I was in high school at the time and my brother was in the pacific on a destroyer escort ship.
His typical British pronunciation of many of the words. His total inability to pronounce most of the American names of important people. And finally his use of foreign language sayings without explaining what the English version was.
I enjoyed the book except for the reader.
I've enjoyed other performances by Christian Rodska, but I found this one very difficult. I'm not sure if it was just the quality of his voice, which (to me) is sharp and somewhat nasal in this performance. Or if it is the combination of the voice and text, because I found it difficult to listen long enough at one time to get a sense for the quality of the text. Definitely 'sample' this one before you buy it.
Listen to Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, because that's the classic. As good now as when first published. But this is a great follow up. This is WWII for a modern audience. It gives a context, and a perspective, that Rise & Fall can't provide.